Part 1: Top Blog Posts of 2018 – Judicial Nominations and Democrats' Obstruction and Bias

The Trump Administration and Senate leaders were ultimately able to confirm Justice Kavanaugh, but it wasn’t without great obstruction and bias from the Democrats. The below posts show how Democrats and liberals obstructed individuals' and officials' rights. In 2019, Republican officials will continue to fight the confirmation obstruction as many conservative judges await hearings on their nominations.

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New Officers for RNLA in 2019

The RNLA recognizes its distinguished new officers for 2019, elected by the RNLA’s Board of Governors at their annual meeting. These elite attorneys will help to lead the over 6,000-member-strong organization in 2019.

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RNLA's Board of Governors for 2019

Today, the RNLA recognized the distinguished new members of its Board of Governors for 2019. These elite attorneys will help to lead the over 6,000-member-strong organization in 2019.

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Majority Leader McConnell’s and Chairman Grassley’s Judicial Confirmation Accomplishments, Despite Democrat Obstruction

During the 115th Congress, President Donald Trump, former White House Counsel Don McGahn, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley have had great accomplishments regarding the appointment of conservative judges. There have been 85 new federal judges confirmed, including Justice Gorsuch, Justice Kavanaugh, 30 circuit court judges, and 53 district court judges. Despite these accomplishments, Senate Democrats continue their obstruction by holding up the confirmation of six more circuit court judges and 48 district court nominees.

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Speaker Paul Ryan’s Final Farewell Address

House Speaker Paul Ryan gave his final farewell address today at the Library of Congress. Speaker Ryan has served as the Representative from Wisconsin’s 1st District since 1999. In his twenty years of service he has served as Chairman of the House Budget Committee, House Ways and Means Committee, and most recently as the 54th Speaker of the House.

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Incompetent Brenda Snipes Sues Governor Rick Scott after Resignation

Yesterday, Brenda Snipes, former Broward County Supervisor of Elections in Florida, filed a federal lawsuit against outgoing Governor Rick Scott and Florida Senate President Bill Galvano. In the lawsuit, Snipes seeks declaratory and injunctive relief, claiming executive suspensions are unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and an injunction allowing her to resume duties as an elected official and reimbursement for all back pay that has been withheld since her suspension date.

 

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Internet Still Exists a Year After Net Neutrality Appeal

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed the Obama-era power grab commonly called "net neutrality," returning to the statutory-based regulatory regime in place prior to 2015.  FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was viciously attacked for his efforts to restore the rule of law to internet regulation, including receiving death threats to him and his children.  Yet a year later, the internet is still thriving.

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Just Because Cohen Plead Guilty Does Not Mean His Campaign Finance Activity Was a Crime

On Wednesday, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, was sentenced to three years in prison as part of a plea bargain with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Michael Cohen plead guilty to eight counts of financial crimes: tax fraud (five counts), making false statements to a financial institution, unlawful corporation contributions, and excessive campaign contributions. Although he plead guilty to counts of unlawful corporation contributions and excessive campaign contributions, it does not mean that what happened was illegal; therefore, he plead guilty to something that was not a federal crime. It is evident that the U.S. Attorney’s office is taking an overaggressive approach, especially since they might have violated their own Justice Department’s policy.

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Senate Votes to Overturn IRS Donor Privacy Rule

Yesterday, the Senate voted to overturn new IRS rules which are meant to protect certain tax-exempt organizations that do not have 501(c)(3) status from the requirement to report the names and addresses of their contributors who donate more than $5,000 in a given year.

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ICYMI - Effort to Remove Young Candidate from Ballot Exposes Democratic Corruption in Chicago

Allegations of election fraud and Democratic corruption continue to be alive and well in Chicago politics. David Krupa, a 19-year-old freshman at DePaul University, is attempting to expose the Chicago machine for its political and election corruption. Krupa is running for the 13th Ward alderman position in Chicago, against incumbent Marty Quinn. 

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